Last year, I lost 40 lbs working with Carolyn Arnold and I’ve kept it off.
Since I was 4 years old, I’ve been an emotional eater. I used to eat when I was sad or anxious to comfort myself. I used to eat when I was happy to celebrate. Pretty much if I was feeling an emotion, there was a food to go with it.
The worst part was my nightly anxiety snack. Every night around 8 p.m., I’d have to have a bowl of ice cream or a bag of microwave popcorn. It was the thing to quell my anxiousness and help me sleep.
I am an intelligent woman. I know that the extra 200 calories a night was what kept my weight on. And yet I couldn’t stop. It was like I was four years old again. I was frustrated.
I had a few sessions with Carolyn. In one of the sessions, she regressed me to a young age. We encountered the memory, the moment that started this whole problem. While under hypnosis, she helped me let go of that feeling of vulnerability.
That night I didn’t need a snack. I didn’t even think about a snack! I didn’t miss it. It was just suddenly bedtime. The next night was the same thing. No snack required.
It’s been 15 months since we worked together, and in that entire time, I haven’t done any emotional eating. I enjoy my food, but it isn’t required to comfort me. I don’t find myself standing in front of the cupboard wanting to eat something to make the anxiety go away.
I didn’t expect that I would be able to be hypnotized, and I certainly didn’t think that the key was one locked away in my memory. Carolyn’s hypnosis broke the link between comfort and eating. I highly recommend her.
Bridget Pilloud of IntuitiveBridge.com